- 8 years ago
So, I had today off of work on account of 4th of July. Since I knew I’d have today off, I told my husband that I would just do the laundry myself today so we could enjoy the weekend together since he rarely has holidays off (only when they fall on a weekend unless he calls off, which he usually doesn’t). We usually do laundry together because we have to go to the laundromat and it is hard for me to carry everything there. I could have waited for him to get home from work, but we were supposed to go see Toy Story 3 this evening.
So, I spent the day doing “chores.” I woke up early to get started with the laundry since today is supposed to be sweltering. I cleaned up, dusted, organized, etc. It took all day because we really let things slide for ahwile.
Well, he got off of work a little late so we were going to miss the movie, but I figure it’s fine. We can just have an early dinner and see the later screening.
I made myself look somewhat nice so he didn’t come home to a grimy wife covered in dust. Nothing fancy, just a nicer shirt and fixed my hair and put my usual makeup on (not that I needed to, I just thought he’d appreciate it). Plus we were suposed to go to the movies later.
When he got home, I was doing the dishes and still not quite finished with everything. He says “honey, I’m home!” just being cheesy. Didn’t actually come say hi though. He went to the bedroom, and once I finished I went to go say hi. The very first thing he does when I opened the door is start asking where the sheath for his letter opener went in an irritated tone. He didn’t even have mail to open since it’s a holiday, that’s just the very first thing he noticed out of everything else I did. So I was ticked. (I had just knocked the sheath down and forgot to pick it up, it wasn’t lost or anything).
I still hadn’t gotten a chance to put the laundry away or put the pillow cases on. It was on the bed folded, except my shirts that I needed to hang up. He has his shirt off and he lays down DIRECTLY on my clean shirts and the bare pillows. Did I mention it was sweltering today? He was sweaty. And he smelled like outside (you know that sweaty smell? not BO or anything, just like he’s been outside on a hot day).
He didn’t notice or say anything except that stupid sheath. Oh, except he noticed that I bought 4 fish, which he wasn’t happy about. For one, the tank was empty so it’s not like we already had a lot of fish, two, they were only 99cents, and three, they aren’t even big fish! (and they are competely my responsibility. he has nothing to do with feeding them or water changes or anything).
AND we don’t even get to go to the movies anymore because MIL is using the kitchen so I don’t have time to make dinner before we go (it would be too late when we got back).
My could-have-been-good-day turned sour real fast.